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ELA 8

ELA 8 Course Description

The English/Language Arts program for grade 8 is balanced and comprehensive. The language arts processes of reading, writing, listening, and speaking are taught in an integrated and inter-related manner. Course components include the study of rich and varied literature including expository texts; writing in the genres of narrative, persuasive, expository, and response to literature; direct instruction in language arts skills and strategies, including vocabulary development, spelling, and grammar; a balance of oral and written and language activities; and on-going diagnosis and assessment.